DISTRICT TEAM - BAY OF PLENTY
District Grand Master
Glen lives in Tauranga’s popular Papamoa Beach and is married to Karen; and they have two adult children that are both married and developing their own life experiences.
He is a recently retired Asset Manager having had operational and strategic management experience involving residential, commercial, and holiday resort property.
Glen was initiated into Lodge Matakana at the age of 22 years (father and grandfather were Freemasons) and soon after due to being transferred by his employer to Tauranga, he subsequently joined The Gate Pa Lodge.
Glen enjoys travel, gardening, outdoor activities including fresh and salt water fishing, and is interested in watching all sorts of sports.
1984 Initiated in Lodge Puketoi No 149, later joining Lodge Apanui No 395 and Waikato lodge of research No 445.
Grand Director of Ceremonies
Past master of Lodge Arawa 406 (2 wice) Married (wife Maureen) with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Interest include golf as a player and administrator - currently Vice President of the Bay of Plenty Golf Association Mens Committee, overseas travel, cricket follower.
Member of the Royal Arch (PGSB) and Rose Croix (31 Degree)
Ross is a professional Forester, specialising in systems for processing and managing forest yields and multi decade planning. He was brought up in the South, but since university has largely lived in the North Island. His partner Sue is now retired, previously having been a business analyst and trainer in the UK and in NZ since arriving in 1987. Ross has a long Masonic background, on both sides of his family, and has now seen both son and son-in-law come into the Craft. He was initiated into Lodge Tokoroa-Orakau No. 344 in 1991, and served 3 years in the Chair, as well as Secretary and Treasurer at other times before it closed, then transferring to Rotorua No. 153 where Sue regularly joins the ladies for dinner. Recently he had the privilege of being the Master there for a year. As well he has joined the Waikato Lodge of Research for the extended interest. Since his children moved on to their own lives, he has broadened his Masonic horizons to the Royal Arch, beginning in Tokoroa and becoming First Principal of Rotorua. In the Secret Monitor, with Putaruru Conclave he has risen to Grand Visitor, and in the Rose Croix at Rotorua has achieved the 30° and become Recorder. Beyond Masonry, he has been involved with a number of community organisations, including boatmaster with Sea Scouts, Chair of the Intermediate School Board, and most recently Chair of the Tokoroa St. John Area Committee. Sue and he have enjoyed travel including to visit her origins, and grandchildren in Korea.
Grand Inner Guard
Kerry was born in Leeston, Canterbury on 24 March 1948 and spent his first formative years on his family farm at Southbridge. He later settled with family in Christchurch attending Burnside High School and the University of Canterbury, graduating with an MSc in Chemistry in 1972 (holding a bursary from the DSIR). From there he started his professional career in Chemistry Division of DSIR Gracefield in the Paint Section and had a rewarding public service career as Coatings Consultant until 1991. He then branched out into private enterprise continuing his coatings consultancy role from Auckland until 1999 when he set up his own consulting company which he pursued until his retirement in 2015. His main interest was corrosion protection of metals through the use of coatings. This knowledge was applied to capital intensive structures, both land based and marine. Other qualifications obtained during this time was a Fellowship in the NZ Institute of Chemistry, a Fellowship in the Technology of Surface Coatings (UK and International), Membership of the NZ Royal Society and qualification through NACE (USA) as a coatings inspector and lecturer. Kerry was introduced to Masonry in 1986 when he joined Lower Hutt Lodge No 299. On his move to Auckland he joined Wairoa Lodge No. 55 and during his time there occupied the Chair 5 times. He is now a resident at Copper Crest Lifestyle Village in Tauranga and has just been installed as the Master of The Tauranga Lodge No. 125. Since 1989 Kerry has pursued a Masonic career also in other Orders rising to the rank of PGH in the Royal Arch, notably to the 31st Degree in the Scottish Rite of the Rose and currently has a senior role in the Royal Order of Scotland. He also maintains an interest in several other Orders.
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